Looking to update your winter wardrobe? Dan Murphy has put the Galvin Green Daxton Insula sweater to the test

The Galvin Green Daxton Insula sweater is perfect for golf in all but high-summer conditions. Does it demand to be added to your golfing wardrobe?

Galvin Green Daxton Insula sweater review: NCG Summary

4.5 star review

The Galvin Green Daxton Insula sweater is an incredibly versatile garment that will be useful all year round.


  • Looks great both on and off the golf course
  • Lots of warmth without any restriction on your ability to swing freely
  • Easy to match up with underlayers, hats, bottoms and jackets


  • Only the price tag – it’s otherwise ideal

First impressions

There can be few more handy garments to own than tops like these – they are hard-wearing, easy to care for, comfortable to wear, don’t take up much space in your bag/wardrobe/boot and pretty much go with any outfit.

You can even wear them as an underlayer. They are also ideal for general outdoor activity away from the golf course.

And most of all – they are really warm. What’s not to like?

Galvin Green Daxton Insula sweater

Let’s deal with the technical element. Galvin Green describes the Daxton as “a fully thermal Insula garment designed to provide unmatched comfort and warmth with Insula technology.

“Insula garments are made from 90% polyester and 10% elastane, designed to offer maximum comfort and freedom of movement during play. 

That more or less sums it up.

It is the kind of garment that makes you feel like your muscles are warm enough to allow you to swing with freedom and at full power.

On-course testing

I first wore the Daxton on a chilly but bright day.

Like most Galvin Green pieces, you just don’t feel like there is anything in your way when you are swinging. Ideal.

And it would be just as useful when out going for a walk.

Galvin Green Daxton Insula sweater

You can also wear the Daxton Insula sweater underneath a coat if you are outside for a few hours.

You will get plenty of wear out of this.

The 19th hole

This Galvin Green Daxton Insula sweater is a wardrobe staple in the winter months. The kind of top that you get out in October and basically stays at the top of the drawer until about May. Given the quality of the garment and its versatility, you will surely find it very good value.

Fit: True to Size/Small/Large
Comfort: 9/10
Value for Money: 8/10
Sizes: S through XXL
Colour options: Navy, Black

Galvin Green Daxton Insula sweater review: The Details

Available: Now
RRP: £129
More info: Galvin Green website

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Dan Murphy

Dan loves links golf, which doesn't mean he is very good at it. He is a four-handicapper at Alwoodley. A qualified journalist and senior editor with 25 years’ experience, he was the long-time editor of NCG. His passion is golf courses and he is the founding editor of NCG Top 100s course rankings. He loves nothing more than discovering and highlighting courses that are worthy of greater recognition.

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